Painting Contest about Vietnam Grabs Attention of Hungarian Students from 50 Schools

An art contest serves as a catalyst for forging an unbreakable bond between Vietnam and Hungary, fostering a shared appreciation for the intrinsic beauty and cultural significance of art. Through this creative endeavor, the two nations embark on a journey of mutual respect and understanding, bridging geographical divides and enriching the tapestry of human connection.

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One of the submitted works.

A painting contest themed “Vietnam today in children’s eyes” for students at more than 50 schools across Hungary is being held to introduce Vietnam to young Hungarians, VOV reported.

The event is part of a series of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Women’s Union in Hungary, the 70th anniversary of the resounding Dien Bien Phu Victory over French colonialism, and 49 years since South Liberation and National Reunification Day.

The organizers hope that participating students will understand more about the country and people of Vietnam today, which are not only beautiful, rich in tradition and national identity, but also modern, diverse and expressed through the lens of the eyes of Hungarian students.

So far, the contest has received a total of 364 entries from Hungarian students, as well as foreign and overseas Vietnamese students who are living and studying in the European country.

The competition’s jury consists of Mészáros László – Hungarian painter and graphic designer; Molinaro, Molnár Péter – Hungarian painter and graphic design artist; Counselor Le Trong Ha, Deputy Ambassador, Head of Community Affairs Board of the Vietnamese Embassy in Hungary; and Dr. Phan Bich Thien – Head of the Vietnamese Women’s Union in Hungary, Chairman of the Forum of Vietnamese Women’s Union in Europe.

The best works will be selected by the jury for display at the awards ceremony to take place in Budapest on May 25.

The success of the contest with vivid, colorful pictures of the country and people of Vietnam through the drawings of Hungarian students is also a meaningful gift to commemorate President Ho Chi Minh on the occasion of his 134th birth anniversary.

Hannah Nguyen